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Active Start (4-5 years of age)

FUNdamentals (6-8)

Learn to Train (9-12)

Soccer for Life (13 and older)

Long Term Player Development LTPD

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How to Use This Content

 

These coaching materials are split up into 4 separate age groups. Each age group has three different kinds of content:

  1. Toolkits - Toolkits are the first thing to read before coaching a new age group. They describe the following:
    • The characteristics of the players at the target age
    • How much practice time should be spent on each of the four types of training for that age group.
      • General Movement
      • Coordination
      • Soccer Technique
      • Small-Sided Games
    • The skills in scope for the age group.
    • Some Sample Activities for the age group.

  2. Practice Plans - Practice Plans are detailed descriptions for coaches of each coaching session. They include the suggested games and activities for each session. Each session is designed around a strategy of dividing the practice area into stations, and rotating groups of players through each of them.

  3. Activity Documentation - The activity documentation describes each suggested activity for the age group using diagrams as well as plain text. This activity documentation is sometimes supplemented with additional Youtube content.









Active Start (4-5 years of age)

Toolkit

Active Start Coaching Toolkit

Practice Plans

Active Start - Week 1 Active Start - Week 7 Active Start - Week 13 Active Start - Week 19
Active Start - Week 2 Active Start - Week 8 Active Start - Week 14 Active Start - Week 20
Active Start - Week 3 Active Start - Week 9 Active Start - Week 15
Active Start - Week 4 Active Start - Week 10 Active Start - Week 16
Active Start - Week 5 Active Start - Week 11 Active Start - Week 17
Active Start - Week 6 Active Start - Week 12 Active Start - Week 18

Click here to see all OSA practice material.

Active Start Sample Activity Sessions - Youtube Playlist

Click the Hamburger menu  at the top left of the video above to see a list of all videos in the playlist.

Click here to see FUNDamentals archived activities.










FUNdamentals (6-8yrs)

Toolkit 

FUNDamentals Coaching Toolkit

Practice Plans

FUNDamentals - Week 1 FUNDamentals - Week 7 FUNDamentals - Week 13 FUNDamentals - Week 19
FUNDamentals - Week 2 FUNDamentals - Week 8 FUNDamentals - Week 14 FUNDamentals - Week 20
FUNDamentals - Week 3 FUNDamentals - Week 9 FUNDamentals - Week 15
FUNDamentals - Week 4 FUNDamentals - Week 10 FUNDamentals - Week 16
FUNDamentals - Week 5 FUNDamentals - Week 11 FUNDamentals - Week 17
FUNDamentals - Week 6 FUNDamentals - Week 12 FUNDamentals - Week 18

Click here to see all OSA practice material.

FunDamentals Sample Activity Sessions - Youtube Playlist

Click the Hamburger menu  at the top left of the video above to see a list of all videos in the playlist.

Click here to see FUNDamentals archived activities.










Learn to Train (9-12)

Toolkit 

Learn to Train Coaching Toolkit

Practice Plans

Learn 2 Train Week 1 Learn 2 Train Week 7 Learn 2 Train Week 13 Learn 2 Train Week 19
Learn 2 Train Week 2 Learn 2 Train Week 8 Learn 2 Train Week 14 Learn 2 Train Week 20
Learn 2 Train Week 3 Learn 2 Train Week 9 Learn 2 Train Week 15
Learn 2 Train Week 4 Learn 2 Train Week 10 Learn 2 Train Week 16
Learn 2 Train Week 5 Learn 2 Train Week 11 Learn 2 Train Week 17
Learn 2 Train Week 6 Learn 2 Train Week 12 Learn 2 Train Week 18

Click here to see all OSA practice material.

Learn to Train Sample Activity Sessions - Youtube Playlist

Click the Hamburger menu  at the top left of the video above to see a list of all videos in the playlist.

Click here to see FUNDamentals archived activities.










Soccer for Life (13 and older)

Warm Ups
01 - A4L Warm Up-Dribbling-Change Direction 06 - A4L Warm Up-Dynamic Movement
02 - A4L Warm Up-Dribbling-Change Direction 07 - A4L Warm Up-Dynamic Movement
03 - A4L Warm Up-Dynamic Movement 08 - A4L Warm Up-Dribbling-Change Direction
04 - A4L Warm Up-Passing and Receiving 09 - A4L Warm Up-Passing and Receiving
05 - A4L Warm Up-Passing and Receiving 10 - A4L Warm Up-Combination of Techniques

Intro Games
01 - A4L Intro Game-5v5 Dribbling Zone 07 - A4L Intro-Game-8v8 Man to Man Defending Game
02 - A4L Intro Game-Passing Receiving 08 - A4L Intro Game-Finishing Game
03 - A4L Intro Game-5v5 Passing Receiving 09 - A4L Intro Game-Finishing from a Distance
04 - A4L Intro Game-6v6 Floater - Passing Support 10 - A4L Intro Game-7v7 Crossing Channels
05 - A4L Intro Game-6v6 - Passing Support 11 - A4L Intro Game-6v6 Heading - Heading Home
06 - A4L Intro Game - Defending Game> 12 - A4L Intro Game-Goalkeeper Crossing Game

TechTact Activities
01 - A4L TechTact-Dribbling 1v1 12 - A4L TechTact-Finishing in Pen Area 1
02 - A4L TechTact-Dribbling - Turning to Dribble 13 - A4L TechTact-Finishing in Pen Area
03 - A4L TechTact-Passing and Receiving 14 - A4L TechTact-Finishing in Pen Area
04 - A4L TechTact-Passing and Receiving (Combinations) 15 - A4L TechTact-Finishing in Pen Area
05 - A4L TechTact-Passing and Support 16 - A4L TechTact-Finishing from a Distance
06 - A4L TechTact-Passing and Support 17 - A4l TechTact-Crossing 1a and 1b
07 - A4L TechTact-Passing and Support 18 - A4L TechTact-Heading
08 - A4L TechTact-1v1 Defending 19 - A4L TechTact-Heading
09 - A4L TechTact-1v1 Defending 20 - A4L TechTact-Goalie Shootout
10 - A4L TechTact-Defending Tight and Loose 21 - A4L TechTact-Goalie Shootout
11 - A4L TechTact-Defending Tight and Loose 22 - A4L TechTact-Goalkeeper dealing with Crosses 1a &1b

Final Games
01 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Dribbling 07 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Man to Man Defending Game
02 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Passing and Recieving 08 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Finishing in the Box
03 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Passing and Recieving 09 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Distance Shooting
04 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Passing and Support 10 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Crossing
05 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Passing and Support 11 - A4L Final Game-8v8 Crossing and Heading
06 - A4L Final Game-7v7 Defending Game

Click here to see Soccer for Life practice material








 

Long Term Player Development Program (LTPD) 

LTPD Refers to modern methods for coaching youth Soccer in Canada. It was developed by the CSA after consultation with centers of excellence for Soccer Development around the world. The primary themes of the the LTPD include:

  • Small sided games, fields, and nets for younger age groups.
  • A focus on appropriate types of training based on the needs of different age groups.
  • A emphasis on player and skill development over winning.








Activities Archive

 

The following content is archived activities.

 

Archived Active Start (4-5 years of age)

Active Start - Session 1 Active Start - Session 7
Active Start - Session 2 Active Start - Session 8
Active Start - Session 3 Active Start - Session 9
Active Start - Session 4 Active Start - Session 10
Active Start - Session 5 Active Start - Session 11
Active Start - Session 6 Active Start - Session 12

Archived FUNDamentals (6-8 years of age)

FUNdamentals - Session 1 FUNdamentals - Session 6
FUNdamentals - Session 2 FUNdamentals - Session 7
FUNdamentals - Session 3 FUNdamentals - Session 8
FUNdamentals - Session 4 FUNdamentals - Session 9
FUNdamentals - Session 5 FUNdamentals - Session 10

Archived Learn to Train Practice Materials (9-12)

Warm Ups
01 L2T WU - Ball control 07 WU5 - Ball control
02 L2T WU - Dribbling 08 WU6 - Dynamic movement
03 WU1 - Dribbling 09 WU7 - General coordination
04 WU2 - Dribbling 2 10 WU8 - Coordination & movement with ball
05 WU3 - Coordination & dynamic movement_WU 3 11 WU9 - Coordination & movement with the ball
06 WU4 - Passing & receiving 12 WU10 - Coordination & movement with the ball

Defensive Work
1v1 Defending Skill-Tech Defending Skill-Tech 3
1v1 Defending Skill-Tech 2 Defending Skill-Tech 4

Dribbling
01 1v1 Dribbling Skill-Tech 05 Dribbling & Crossing Skill-Tech 2
02 1v1 Dribbling Skill-Tech 2 06 Dribbling & Shooting Skill-Tech 1
03 Dribbling & Crossing Skill-Tech 07 Dribbling & Shooting Skill-Tech 2
04 Dribbling & Crossing Skill-Tech 1

Attack and Defend
01 1v1 - Att and def one gate 07 1v1 - Att and def two goal lines Boys
02 1v1 - Att and def one goal 08 1v1 - Att and def two target players
03 1v1 - Att and def one target player 09 1v1 - Att and def from behind
04 1v1 - Att and def the goal line Girls 10 1v1 - Att and def from different angles
05 1v1 - Att and def two gates 11 1v1 - Att and def from the front
06 1v1 - Att and def two goals 12 1v1 - Att and def from the side

Finishing
01 Finishing from a Distance Skill-Tech 04 Finishing in Pen Area Skill-Tech 1
02 Finishing from a Distance Skill-Tech 2 05 Finishing in Pen Area Skill-Tech 2
03 Finishing from a Distance Skill-Tech 3 06 Finishing in Pen Area Skill-Tech 3

Passing
01 Heading Skill-Tech 1 05 Passing & Receiving Skill-Tech 4
02 Passing & Receiving Skill-Tech 1 06 Passing & Support Skill-Tech 1
03 Passing & Receiving Skill-Tech 2 07 Passing & Support Skill-Tech 2
04 Passing & Receiving Skill-Tech 3

Small Sided Games
01 2v2 - Att vs Def attacking and transitioning 09 Heading Game SSG 1
02-1 4v4 plus 2 wide players plus GK - Att vs Def attacking goal 10 Passing & Receiving SSG 1
03-1 4v4 plus GK - Att vs Def attacking goal line each team 11 Passing & Receiving SSG 2
04-1 4v4 plus GK - NEW Att vs Def attacking goal using support players on end line 12 Passing & Support Game SSG 1
05 6v6 - Att vs Def attacking (1) goal 13 SSG Dribbling & Shooting 1
06 Dribbling SSG 14 SSG Defending Game 2
07 Finishing Game SSG 1 15 SSG Defending Game
08 Finishing Game SSG 2